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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in October, 2015.

October, 2015

- Reviews -

  1. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, Kalidasa
  3. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  4. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  5. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  6. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  7. Voices from Chernobyl, Svetlana Alexievich
  8. Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  9. Abhijnanasakuntalam, Kalidasa
  10. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  11. The The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett
  12. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  13. So Long a Letter, Mariama Bâ
  14. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  15. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Patrick White (4)
  2. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1)
  3. Amélie Nothomb (3)
  4. Murakami Haruki (2)
  5. Dubravka Ugrešić (-)


     Nobel-month is always a solid month for traffic at the complete review -- and it's no surprise that laureate Alexievich's book leapt into the top ten.
     Neustadt Prize winner Dubravka Ugrešić also got a boost -- but no new titles managed to break into the top fifteen.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, and 2014 lists.

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